Wayne Norman Expert Pedestal Camera Operator
The hardest camera in the world to operate is that of a soap Opera.

Soap Operas are television at 100 miles an hour.  There is very little rehearsal, all moves must be precise, and focus is a critical factor.  There  is no time for errors, and the ability of the operator to interpret the scene and provide the director with an optional move enhances your credibility.
Most producers and director thinks a pedestal camera is just a big camera on wheels that allows the camera operator to move from one position to another.  They then point and shoot.

The reality is a great Pedestal camera operator can easily emulate a dolly camera with a 3 person crew